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My name is Elvis!

Facts about me

Shepherd (Unknown Type)/Rottweiler
Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
11 years 2 months old, Senior
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
(Current) 72 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Meet Elvis!!

Elvis joined BAARK’s Safe House earlier this year, another senior finding himself at Chicago Animal Control, confused, depressed, and looking hopeless. We initially thought he might be a hospice dog, as he was weak and appeared to be old and sickly..

Well it appears that some attention, compassion, and love…along with good nutrition and great companionship can bring such hopeless souls back to life, as it did Elvis, and so many of our intakes before him.

Elvis is thought to be a Rottweiler mix, 10-11 years old and about 72 lbs. He’s adorable, loving, and sure deserves to spend his twilight years with a loving family of his own.

Elvis shares his story with us, as he looks for a loving, quiet, and interesting forever family…..

Hi my name is Elvis! I'm a handsome guy and I'm just the sweetest boy you'll ever meet. I love getting pets and I have the cutest little nub that wags when I'm happy. Not much is known about me, i am an older gentleman that was found wandering the busy streets of Chicago and unfortunately my owner never came to get me. I had a very hard time at the shelter for two long months. But all that is behind me now and I'm living the good life in my new foster home. I am now on pain medications for some arthritis in my back legs, and I'm feeling so much better now and even running around with the other dogs. I've still got some pep in my step and enjoy playing with toys and keeping myself busy chewing bones. My foster mom says I'm an extremely easy dog to take care of and I've gotten along with all the dogs i have met here, both big and small. I am house trained but have had a couple of accidents, and I'll go easily into my kennel room if i need to be crated. Due to my back legs being not as strong as they used to be i am looking for a home that has no or very few stairs to navigate. I also would not do well in a home with children because my old feet do not like being stepped on (understandably!) and I can get a little grouchy if that happens. I am just looking for a comfy dog bed to spend my golden years on, I'm such a good boy i just know I deserve a forever home of my own with a person who will give me lots of love.

Elvis is fully vetted, up-to-date on all vaccinations, has had full bloodwork, and is neutered. He is heartworm negative and on year-round heartworm prevention. In addition, Elvis has greatly benefitted from pain meds for his arthritis, which have allowed him to play with his canine friends and enjoy every day painfree.

If you are able to provide Elvis a calm, loving home in which to spend his twilight years, please contact or 847-852-0895

Barrington Area Animal Rescue & Kennels NFP (BAARK Dog Rescue)

Contact info

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. Complete B.A.A.R.K.’s adoption application in its entirety. Prior to submitting an application for a particular pet, we encourage you to research the breed so that you understand the characteristics and needs of the animal.

2. After submitting the application, a B.A.A.R.K. adoption coordinator will contact you (assuming you are the primary caregiver to/adopter of the new pet) to review your application and conduct an initial phone interview.

3. A representative of B.A.A.R.K. will contact your references and verify the veterinary information that you have provided on the application for pets currently or previously owned. Please be sure you inform your references that you have provided their contact information to B.A.A.R.K. and that they will be contacted.

4. If, at any time during the adoption process, we conclude that the pet of interest is not a good match for your household, your application will be kept on file for one year. You will not be required to complete another application during that time period if you find another pet you are interested in adopting from B.A.A.R.K. Rescue.

5. After the initial phone interview, if B.A.A.R.K. has decided that the pet of interest to you may be a good fit for your household, a “meet & greet” will be arranged, either at the home of the foster family or at your home. If the first visit is preferred to take place at the foster home, a second visit will be arranged at your home.

6. B.A.A.R.K. will bring the pet of interest to your home for a meeting with ALL family members and ALL other pets within the household. The purpose of the home visit is to ensure that the pet you have chosen is appropriate for your living situation and lifestyle. Please note that ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL FAMILY PETS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE IN-HOME INTERVIEW. More than one meeting may be required during the adoption process to ensure the best placement possible for the pet and the household.

7. When you have made the decision to adopt a pet from B.A.A.R.K. Rescue, we ask that you to spend 1-2 days thinking about the decision, in order to ensure that you are making the best choice for the pet and your family. A same day adoption is NEVER an option.

8. Once the decision is made to proceed with the adoption, an adoption contract must be reviewed, completed, and signed. B.A.A.R.K.’s adoption fee is non-refundable. You may also be asked to provide a separate check(s) of $150 as a fence deposit, obedience training deposit, and/or spay/neuter deposit. Check deposits will either be destroyed or returned upon completion of the required action.

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B.A.A.R.K. schedules meet-and-greets with potential adopters at times mutually agreeable to both parties. These typically take place at the potential new home.

More about this rescue

B.A.A.R.K. Dog Rescue focuses its work on the rescue, compassionate and extraordinary care, and placement into permanent loving homes of homeless, unwanted, neglected, and suffering animals, with a focus on senior and/or special needs dogs. The Organization is an all-breed, foster-based no-kill Dog & Cat Rescue.

In addition, the Organization shall strive to educate the public on critical animal-related issues, and partner with other Organizations having similar values and objectives.